Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jack & Coke


It is unusual for you to find me with a drink in my hand that doesn't consist of Ketel One Vodka, but every once in awhile I get a craving for a Jack and Coke. If the rumors are true, and Jack Daniel's is really going to make a canned version of Jack and Coke this could be easily be the greatest thing since my discovery of Sparks.

PAYDAY pick


Sorry last weeks PAYDAY pick is a little past due. Better late than never though, right? Fall is officially here and all I want to do is wear tights and dresses. I love the shape of this brown tweed dress. It's perfect for a date, a fall wedding, or throw a cardigan over it and you can wear it to work. The price point is great too. Must be mine.

The Verite Dress $158

The Social Media Revolution

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I'm Obsessed : Genevieve Zipper Sandal



I found love on Refinery29 today. Love is available. Love is on sale. And love is currently in the form of these Loeffler Randall Genevieve Zipper Sandals. Once $475 now reduced to $332.50. Now I just need to move to place where it doesn't snow so I can justify buying them on the first day of fall.

Non-Society : Jordan Reid


Last week Non-Society welcomed their latest member to the life-casting platform, Jordan Reid. What we know so far is that she is 1. a Harvard grad 2. appeared on Law and Order and 3. has been successfully married off by 28 (something only possible by the strongest willed New Yorkers). After a couple of posts and one infamous pre-official-announcement craigslist ad, I am still left wanting more of the "uncommon newlywed" . Here is a transcribed BBM conversation that I had with another Non-Society follower (who will remain nameless) this morning. This will give you insight to what I think of the newest member of the life-blogging team... and the others too.

Me: Check out the new Non-Society contributor.

Me
: Food/decor.

Friend
: I saw

Friend
: She's cute.

Me
: I like her too.

Me
:
She's Anthro.

Friend
:
She works there?

Me
:
No, just the way she dresses and her home decor.

Friend
: Yeah, totally. I dig it.

Me
:
Not really impressed with any of the food posts yet.

Friend
: Agreed. But she's like-able. Unlike MARY. Sorryyyyyyyy.

Me
: You know who's really growing on me? Julia.

Friend
: DITTO

Me
: The red hair* has been good for her. She's toned down her everything-pink-with-a-lap-dog image.

Friend
: Yea. Thanks goodness

Me
: How long do you hard boil eggs for?

Friend
: 12 minutes.

*Shortly after this conversation took place Julia dyed her hair black.

Check out this introductory video by Jordon Reid. She has left me asking, "Mary- Meghan who???", this could easily be the Jordan-Julia show. Now get in that kitchen Jordan, and cook up something that can rival Kiss the Cook, and you will have our hearts forever! (or at least our clicks!)


Meet Jordan! from Jordan Reid on Vimeo.



2009 EMMYS : WHITE OUT




Going to get coffee...come back later...

Friday, September 18, 2009

3.1 Phillip Lim

Unfortunately I did not have the press "cred" to be seated front row at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2010 that walked Wednesday at 2pm in the tent. I did, however, have just enough "cred" (read:BFF working the door) to be seated front row at 3.1 Phillip Lim show that was hosted Thursday night by American Express. I was so inspired by the collection that I couldn't stop myself from making this video. Sofia Coppola I am not...not yet at least, so be kind and watch with an open mind.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Feel Free: A National Park Celebration in Central Park


When all Hamptons summer shares have ended and the tents are no longer left standing in Bryant Park, what is left for New York City dwellers to do? Free concert in Central Park? Yes, please!

Next week on Wednesday, September 23, The National Parks Conservation Association and PBS will be hosting a free concert to premiere Ken Burn's film "The National Parks : America's Best Idea". Not into parks? Well, here are just a few of the many artists scheduled to perform that night... Gavin DeGraw, Jose Feliciano, Carole King, Counting Crows, and Augustana. ALL FOR FREE! What more could you ask for on a Wednesday night?



Concert starts at 7pm. on the Central Park East Meadow. Be there.

Tory Burch Studded Cuff or ???

Last week I stopped into Tory Burch on Greenwich Ave. with a friend who was pre-ordering a pair of her sold out camo-stretch pants. While in store I fell in love with this gold and black leather studded cuff. The cuff is $225, which is currently out of budget. Below are two other options by Vita, both for a fraction of the cost.


Tory Burch Studded Cuff $225


Vita Combina Triple Black $88

Vita Double Bracelet with Gold Studs $55

Lauren Conrad's line for Kohls



Lauren Conrad launches a line for Kohls and the only things I like are these two t-shirts. The end.

Shop the entire collection on Kohls.com LC Lauren Conrad (Yes, that's the name of the line...a little redundant, don't we think?).

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rachel Zoe for QVC


Snake Embossed Clutch with Removeable Strap - $73

Faux Fur Vest, available in three colors - $79 and currently SOLD OUT!



Double Faced Sequin Clutch with Removable Strap, comes in brown and black - $120


I'm loving these bags! Not crazy about the vest, but can't win them all. With Rachel Zoe on QVC and Carol Brodie on HSN, I've come to the conclusion that all my must see TV is now on home shopping networks. Quickly pick up the rest of both their collections before they are gone for good.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Facebook-Lite


In an effort to compete with the simplicity of Twitter, Facebook has just launched a new version of their site, Facebook-lite. I blindly made the switch without any prior knowledge, apparently I'm a sucker for anything with the word "lite" after it. Well played Facebook, well played. Here are the visible changes...

Left: Facebook Right:Facebook-Lite

All of your personal information is removed when viewing a friends main page. Does this mean I can't do an on-the-spot check to see if a guy is lying about being single or really 20 when he claims to be applying to grad school from my phone instantly? I think so (minus). But, I will gladly trade that creeper quality for the addition of comments listed under my tagged photos on my wall (plus).


This is the way the old home page looked like. Top stories in the middle. Suggested friends in the top right corner. Highlights on the right.


Facebook-Lite just has one top story feed down the center. No highlights. Suggested friends not focal and in the top right corner.

And lastly, the new photo and video layout kinda freaks me out. It's not worse, just different. But like all changes with Facebook, within a week you completely forget what the old FB once looked like and go about your stalker ways.

I currently have tabs to both Facebook and Facebook-Lite open, and I can't seem to figure out which I like more. I like the layout of Facebook-Lite when viewing my own profile, but I think I'm still a fan of Facebook-diesel when creeping on others. What are your thoughts? Facebook message me and let me know. Just kidding. (But I'm really not).

Gossip Girl Style

500 POSTS!

Kiss & Type just crossed the 500 post threshold... clearly I have a lot to say. Thank you so much to everyone who checks in daily, weekly, monthly, whenever! It is really appreciated. There are a lot of exciting things happening and I look forward to growing this site and others to fit the needs of my readers!

xx

Arax-Rae

(ps. what can I be doing differently, better, or more of? email me! a.vanburen@kissandtype.com)

Gossip Girl is back TONIGHT...but you already knew that.

Quick preview:

As the summer is drawing to a close, Blair and Chuck are madly in love and adjusting to their new "in a relationship" status, breaking all traditional rules of dating as would be expected. Serena returns from her European adventure with many secrets to hide and a complicated relationship with Carter Baizen (guest star Sebastian Stan). Nate returns from his travels with a mysterious brunette, Bree Buckley (guest star JoAnna Garcia) in tow. Rufus, Dan and Jenny spent the summer in the Hamptons, adjusting to the van der Woodsen's glamorous lifestyle surprisingly faster than any of them expected.

Yeah. Sounds AMAZING.

I die...


$10,200 seems like a little much for this gold Torsade bracelet by Hermes, but yet I have never seen a piece of jewelry so perfect, so who am I to judge? Agree?

Friday, September 11, 2009

PAYDAY pick

I've given into the idea that Fall is coming. I hate it, but still I feel it's best to be prepared. I love this Somerset Cape. The price point is great for this coat, only $158, and it is a really heavy tweed. Great quality!

Somerset Cape $158

Anthropologie

FNO : Recap

For the best play-by-play recap of Fashion's Night Out I've turned to the events official twitter page. They had spies everywhere tonight! There were many more "tweets", but these were just the good ones.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

FNO : Bergforf Goodman



Check out these picts that Rachel Zoe uploaded to her twit-pict account. Rachel Zoe was at Bergdorf Goodman for some Fashion's Night Out craziness along with Margarita Missoni.

Who What Wear



One of my favorite sites, WhoWhatWear.com, just released a book right in time for Fashion Week. Who, What, Wear : Celebrity and Runway Style for Real Life is available now for $18.95. The authors and founders of the site, Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr, will be at Charlotte Ronson from 12-3 on September 12.

RSVP to NYbooksigning@whowhatwear.com

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fashion's Night Out : Twitter


Follow Fashion's Night Out on Twitter to receive all the up to the minute details : http://twitter.com/FNOnyc

American Express & Fashion Week


American Express has announced that they will be offering exclusive benefits to card holders during Fashion's Night Out and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. This is just another reason why being an AmEx card holder is a wonderful thing.

Fashion's Night Out : American Express is offering card members who spend at least $300 in total at two or more stores will receive a $50 credit on their next American Express monthly statement. Sounds easy enough to me! To be eligible for the savings just be sure to register your card before you hit the stores tomorrow night! (https://enroll.amexnetwork.com/US/fashions01/)

Fashion Week Dining : American Express has partnered with a long list of NYC hottest restaurant to provide card members with dining deals during Fashion Week (Sept.10 - Sept.18). Just mention Fashion's Night Out or Fashion Week and use your AmEx to get a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an entrée. Below is a full list of participating restaurants and their locations.




Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fashion's Night Out!

Fashion's Night Out is shaping up to be an incredible series of events in NYC. Since it is simply impossible to do it all I have compiled a list of what I think are some of must-do events of the night!

Barney’s: The Olsen Twins will visit Barney’s to support their clothing line, The Row, while Alexander Wang will be spending part of his evening instructing shoppers on the art of runway modeling. Additional personal appearances include: Rag & Bone and Jonathan Adler.

Bergdorf Goodman: BG restaurant at Bergdorf’s will host Isaac Mizrahi, shaking things up with his cabaret act accompanied by the Ben Waltzer Trio. Padma Lakshmi will be cooking at the Men’s store. Alexander Wang will also make a personal appearance.

Lord & Taylor: Patrick McMullan, one the country’s most renowned nightlife photographers will be on hand to meet shoppers and host an exhibit of his work being displayed in the store’s windows. Meet New York City Firefighters featured in one the nation’s most anticipated calendars for 2010!

Oscar Blandi: The Oscar Blandi Salon will offer an exclusive Blowout Lessons and Bellinis Master Class at 9pm. This service teaches clients the necessary skills to style and maintain the look of a salon blowout at home. Customers can sign up in advance to participate. Bellini’s, champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Saks: Donna Karan and Carolina Herrera will inaugurate their new in-store boutiques, along with consultations with renowned beauty experts Bobbi Brown and Frederick Fekkai. Other designers who will be on board include: Elie Tahari, Giuseppe Zanotti, Josie Natori, Rachel Roy, Ralph Rucci, Geren Ford and Faraone Menella

What I ate this weekend...






Fashion's Night Out

Fashion's Night Out : Helena Christensen

Rebecca Turbow

Rebecca Turbow posted this to her personal facebook page this afternoon with the caption, "Sneak peak RT S/S 10 campaign shoot". I always love her color stories; simplistic, feminine, and translatable to everyday life.

Check out her lines:
Rebecca Turbow & Safe